To ring in New Year, town will drop a giant nail

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Posted: Dec 28, 2014 2:04 PM

WEST FAIRVIEW, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion.

The Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1zLN2tm) reports West Fairview plans to drop a 7-foot-tall nail as the clock ticks down Wednesday night. Local artists constructed the nail out of wood.

The 50-pound symbol pays homage to the defunct Harrisburg Nail Works, a local mill that once employed many residents. West Fairview is across the Susquehanna (suhs-kwuh-HAN'-uh) River from the state capital.

Organizers say the event will also serve to commemorate the town's 200th anniversary in 2015.

The inaugural nail drop joins a host of creative New Year's Eve traditions in neighboring towns, such as the dropping of a giant wrench in Mechanicsburg and a huge pickle in Dillsburg.

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Information from: The Sentinel, http://www.cumberlink.com